Job Overview


Important Update: This announcement has been amended to reflect the proper Full Performance Level of GS-11.

Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American!  At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere.  It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens.  Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

These positions may be located in any of the offices reporting to the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), with vacancies in Washington, DC and Rockville, MD.

The mission of OASH is management oversight of 12 core public health offices — including the Office of the Surgeon General and the U.S. Public Health Service Corps — as well as 10 regional health offices across the nation and 10 Presidential and Secretarial advisory committees.  The primary purpose for this position is serve as a or public health analyst and individually or as part of a team plan, manage or evaluate public health programs, projects or activities associated with of the public health division or office assigned.

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-OASH-DE-14-1086904 under delegating examining procedures.  Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under those procedures.  NOTE:  Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps (not as a career/career-conditional employee) are encouraged to apply.

Additional selections may be made from this announcement.


  • Plans and implements basic public health initiatives or components of broader, more complex programs in collaboration with local, state, other Federal or international governments and various public, non-profit, and private and health-related organizations.
  • Collaborates with subject matter experts to develop public health messages and prepare appropriate end-products to communicate public health information to target audiences.
  • Coordinates development of information for use in press releases, talking papers, fact sheets, and papers for presentation at conferences or meetings of professional organizations.
  • Provides basic technical assistance to contractors and grantees, monitors contract and grant performance, and reviews interagency and cooperative agreements to ensure that required deliverables are provided and that terms and conditions for Federal assistance are met.
  • Reviews public health programs, projects, or studies associated with assigned public health programs to identify potential problems and recommend program improvements to enhance timeliness or successful completion of project plans and objectives.
  • Collects and interprets data and information from a variety of sources for use in responses to inquires, issue and background papers, reports, and other substantive program documents.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Two weeks of travel annually may be required

Relocation Authorized

  • No